Suspension of Mass, Confession & all Church Activities due to Virus, Bishop Serratelli’s Message — Lent & Easter Schedule, 2020

Bishop Serratelli’s Message and Prayers (click link below)

Health and Safety Measures for Pastoral Life in the Diocese of Paterson

Effective Immediately by Mandate of the Bishop

I – Suspension of Church Activities

A – Suspension of Public Masses until further notice. However, Priests will offer private daily Mass for the intentions of those who made an offering for the Mass.

B – Monday night confession is suspended.

C – Penance Services or Penitential Liturgies are suspended.

D – Private devotions, Stations of the Cross are suspended.

E – Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation is suspended.

F – First Penance & First Holy Communion are to be deferred until further notice.

G – Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals are left to the discretion of the Pastor.

II – What is to be Observed, Our Lady of Mount Carmel will remain open for 3 hours each day (including weekend) from 10 an to 1 pm for private prayers, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Adoration and Benediction.

III – Holy Week, the Chrism Mass and the Sacred Triduum Parishes will be advised in due time.


Lenten Schedule,  2020






Ash Wednesday

February 26, 2020

7 am

Mass in English


10 am

Service in English


12 Noon

Mass in English


3 pm

Service in English


7 pm

Mass in Spanish


Stations of the Cross

Every Friday

7 pm

Fridays in Lent




7 – 8:30 pm

Monday’s in Lent, March:
2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Taizé Prayer Service

March 29

1:15 pm



Palm Sunday

April 4 & 5


Sunday Schedule


Holy Thursday

 April 9

7 pm

Bilingual Mass


Good Friday

April 10

3 pm

Stations of the Cross & Meditation of the Last Seven Words


7 pm

Liturgy of the Word, Bilingual, Cross Veneration


Easter Vigil

April 11

8 pm

Bilingual Mass


Easter Sunday

April 12

Sunday Schedule

 Blessed Easter!


Divine Mercy Sunday

April 19

Sunday Schedule



Stations of the Cross

Every Friday during Lent at 7 pm

We Adore You, O Christ, and We Bless You, Because by Your Cross You Have Redeemed the World

OLMC Lent and Easter Schedule


USCCB 2020 Lenten Calendar

Click here for EWTN

Stations Of The Cross

Fast and Abstinence

Holy Father’s 2020 Lenten Message

2020 Message

Holy Father’s 2010 Lenten Message

What Should I do for Lent?